When you see a file having .pages file extension, it means a page Documents file. It originates from Apple Page word processors program. It can be either a simple text document oT. The types are charts, tables, pictures and so on.
.Pages files are also known as ZIP files. They have the necessary document for Pages and JPG file. Also, a PDF file, which is present as an optional inclusion.
You can use the PDF file included for previewing only the document. It is used for the entire document, while the JPG file is used in previewing the first page of the document.
How to open pages files
A pages file is an executable file. You have to take great care while opening it. Such a file is used in receiving information via email. It works by default on macOS computers.
The information is available for your iOS devices. You can open the .pages file by using Google Drive in which you just download the file and view it using Google Drive.
Instead of the method mentioned above, the.Pages file can also be opened by extracting the preview document from the file.
You can do this by using any file extraction tool. The tool will work so long as it supports the ZIP format. The most popular of these tools are PeaZip and 7-Zip.
How to Convert
Another way to open the .Pages file is to convert it to another format. For example, you can convert the .Pages file using Zamzar.
You can upload the file through this tool. It will then give you many options to which you can convert the file. Some of the available options are TXT, PAGES09, EPUB, DOCX, DOC and even PDF.
As a result, you can view the file using any of the options provided above after the conversion. Bear in mind that the conversion occurs instantly.
You must have the program that can open each of the converted forms on your computer before you can access the converted file.
Aside from Zamzar, you can also convert the .Pages file using Pages itself. It is programmed to convert the file to several formats, like ZIP, Pages09, EPUB, RFT, plain text, PDF and even Word formats.
The converted file can be saved in the iCloud and you can use the Pages program. After beng stored in the cloud, the format of the file will change to .Pages-TEF. The stored file is a Pages iCloud Document files type.
The operating system you are using can also determine if you can easily open the .Pages file or not. In Mac operating system, it is very easy to open it as it has support out of the box.
If you use windows, opening is different. Windows OS doesn't include the program for opening the file.
If you double-click the file after downloading it on your Windows operating system, you still will not have access to the file.
How to open a pages file with microsoft word
However, you can easily open it with microsoft word. These are the steps for opening.
- Open Microsoft Word.
- Rename the pages file. Delete .pages and add .zip suffix.
- Unzip the file.
- open the extracted files.
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